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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 23, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen's best organ solo -- paging light into ashes

"As CH said, I believe it is Winwood on 11/16/70."

Makes perfect sense given that Pigpen is singing through a lot of the organ parts.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 23, 2010 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen's best organ solo -- paging light into ashes

As LIA has pointed out, Pigpen contributed some nice piano during some of the 1970 acoustic sets. In addition to the examples he cited (New Speedway on 8/18-19/70), I would add the performances of Truckin' and Brokedown Palace as well. Unfortunately those shews are only available as audience recordings. Perhaps inspired by Jerry's piano work on the preceeding performance of To Lay Me Down, Pig plays some fine grand piano during Truckin' on 9/20/70 as well...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf

Some of my all-time favorite Pigpen organ play occurs during the Europe '72 tour. In spite of his poor health, he was able to add a perfect counterpoint to Keith's piano at various times during the tour. One particularly beautiful Pig organ passage is in the poignant and emotive performance of Morning Dew in Munich on 5/18/72. He is playing quietly, but if you listen closely during this extraordinary rendition, you'll find his organ play quite lovely and it adds a layer of richness and aesthetic beauty to the performance...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-05-18.sbd.miller.79057.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 23, 2010 10:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen's best organ solo -- paging light into ashes

I would add this to Cliff's Europe '72 list.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-10.sbd.kaplan.1582.sbeok.shnf

A somewhat underrated show because of the monster the next night, Pig's organ is high in the mix and aside from his 4 songs in the first set, he really shines on the organ in other songs during this set. He seems to fade in the second set. Something that was not terribly unusual at the end of his time with the band.